Mark Cullen

First post: 8/7/2017 Latest post: 1 hour ago
It was a real shocker when my doctor told me to go to the ER and long story short I have lymphoblastic leukemia. The good news is it is a very treatable type but takes 6 months most of which I will spend in the hospital. With occasional trips home for  2 to 3 days if my numbers are right. 
Today is my 3rd day of chemo and so far I am feeling better than I did for almost 2 months before I came to the hospital. They say the 4th day of chemo is when people often start feeling bad with nausea. 
They check my blood counts every day, and they give me blood or platelets accordingly. I have gotten 4 units of blood and platelets twice so far I believe. 
My counts are staying very low, but they say the chemo does that at this stage so that is not out of line. 
Since I have been feeling well-the last few days I have really been enjoying family time with my wife and 2 of my sons here, my daughter and son-in-law and a couple of grand kids and just visiting with them a lot and in the waiting Room, eating with them, having a Blessed time. I have had great visits from other friends and co-workers and my company is going to keep me on even though I just started with them. 
I am in Main Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, TX.  Room 822.

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